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What makes a "more competitive" medical school?

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by 2BIntegrativeMD, May 16, 2007.

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  1. 2BIntegrativeMD

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    Hello to all,

    I will be applying to medical school soon and I want to know from anyone and everyone who can offer advice, What makes a "more competitive" medical school?

    Could it be due to:

    A traditional grading system? or grading system similar to it? vs. Pass/Fail grading system?

    Accessibility of faculty?

    Interaction among students?

    Entering GPA and MCAT scores of most students?

    Virtually no academic support services?

    Or in your opinion what exactly is it?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I think it depends on how much those schools select for those same jackasses in your undergraduate institution that insist on making everything into a competition.
     
  4. Law2Doc

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    Depends on what definition you are using - ie competitive as a measure of quality or as a measure of cutthroat-ness. The level of competitiveness on admissions is largely governed by entering numerical stats of matriculants, and the percentage of people they accept from their interviews. The US News ranking version of top schools is based on research dollars. How competitive a school is once you are there probably relates to grading systesm. Some of the other things you have listed are important but not really related to notions of competitiveness. What are you really trying to ask?
     
  5. 2BIntegrativeMD

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    Well, taking a look at what was posted to clarify, I want to know in your opinion what makes a school more competitive once you are there?

    Please do let me know!!!
     
  6. Law2Doc

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    Again, it's your use of the word "competitive" in this context which is throwing us. Do you mean having an atmosphere of excessive competition, or competitive in terms of getting residencies, or what? From the things you listed you might be asking about either.
     
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    Running out of carbon paper here.
     
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    NIH research funding plays a huge role. Of course, that has nothing whatsoever to do with the quality of the teaching or the clinical training available at the medical school...
    (assuming your definition of competitive is linked to perceived prestige of a given medical school).
     
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    Double post. Read the rules.
     
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    Are you saying competative as in med school vs. med school or student vs. student?
     
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    no, no, we post in triplicate here.
     
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    Duplicate to Pre-Allo thead. Closing...
     
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